Finn asked Ioan where Stick Man and his family go on holiday. They decided that they probably stay in a holiday house with flat walls, to give them a change from the Family Tree. Finn asked Ioan to build it. So that’s what he did!


  • Grimms Large Stepped Pyramid
  • Stick Man


First Ioan lay Stick Man down to measure how big the holiday house needed to be. Then he started plotting out where to build the walls.

Next he started building upwards.

He used different combinations of bricks to make the walls the same height. Then decided to use a silk scarf to make a roof that they could see the stars through.

Once he was finished, Finn congratulated him on his build and the beam on Ioan’s face spoke volumes.


DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)

Communication and language

ELG 01 – Listening and attention:

Children listen attentively in a range of situations. They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.

ELG 02 – Understanding:

Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.

ELG 03 – Speaking:

Children use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.

Physical development

ELG 04 – Moving and handling:

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They handle equipment and tools effectively.

Personal, social and emotional development

ELG 06 – Self-confidence and self-awareness:

Children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others. They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. They say when they do or don’t need help.

Understanding the world

ELG 14 – The world:

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another.